My research is on computer security and applied cryptography with a specific attention to web, game and mobile security.
The next time you think you’re buying an iOS app from Apple’s online store, be warned: it could be a lookalike site. Recently I was redirected via an ad to an Apple-spoofing site at Badoink.Read more >>
Early July 2012, I reported to Apple numerous vulnerabilities related to their App Store iOS app. Last week Apple finally issued a fix for it and turned on HTTPS for the App Store. I am really happy that my spare-time work pushed Apple to finally enabled HTTPS to protect users. This post discuss the vulnerabilities I found. As a bonus, I made several video demos of the attacks described in this post so you can see by yourself how dangerous not having full HTTPS is.Read more >>
Almost one in five US Internet users report that one of their online accounts had been comprised at some point. That is the result of the study I conducted using Google Consumer Surveys. This a much higher percentage than I imagined and it emphasizes how pervasive account compromises are.Read more >>
Teens and college-age kids like Chrome. Their grandparents would rather use Internet Explorer.
That’s an exaggeration, but not much of one: a survey I recently conducted shows that approximately half of Americans 45 years or older prefer Internet Explorer, with the remainder of senior citizens opting for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Opera, in that order.Read more >>
When asked what type of online account is the most valuable to you, 45% of the population choose their email accounts over their banking, social network and gaming accounts. Younger generations start favoring social network over email. Women seem more into social networks, men into gaming.Read more >>